I'm so glad to hear that this story resonates with communities' experiences elsewhere, and thanks to the folks on the forum for sharing other awesome examples!
I wanted to post a follow-up: one day after this story was posted, we learned that one of the main changemakers profiled in the story, Samuel Crawford at REV Birmingham, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is looking for a bone marrow donor. Sam is an amazing leader, and has contributed so much to the community he serves.
The ideal match would be an African-American male between the 18-44, but only 7% of people registered to give marrow are African Americans. Check out the facebook page created in his honor to learn about how you can help: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Be-Sams-Match/489114637816115